5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Halloween Candy!

First, Happy Halloween! I hope everyone has a great and safe time no matter what you’re doing! It’s once again time for Fandom Friday! Today’s topic is “The Halloween Candy I Always Hope For When Trick-Or-Treating!” It’s going to be hard to keep this to just 5 but I’ll do my best!

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1. Candy Corn

You either love it, or hate it. There’s really no middle ground when it comes to this seasonal candy. I’m all about the normal mix too. Don’t try and sneak in that “autumn mix” that has pumpkins and candy corn with brown sections.

2. Peanut M&M’s

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I know, you can get them anytime but I love peanut M&M’s and nothing makes me happier than a seeing a bag drop into my trick or treat pumpkin. Oh excuse me, I started drooling. Sorry about that!

3. Candy Bones

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Remember these?! I think some are called Mr. Bones but most of the time I received them in little bags, not the cute coffin. We had a corner store up the street that sold them in the coffins though!

4. Snickers

Yes, another year round candy but come on! It’s a classic! I love them in all sizes, I’m not picky.

5. Caramel Apple Pops

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I can’t express my love for these mixed media pops. You have the apple, you have the caramel, you have the soft mixed with the hard. It’s just amazing. I actually have a giant bag hidden around the house right now. I might need to pick up another bag just to be safe.

So, what’s on your list? Happy Halloween!

Everyday Cosplay: Dr. Spencer Reid

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I’m a sucker for crime shows and one of my favorites is “Criminal Minds.” Of course my favorite character is the resident “nerd,” Dr. Spencer Reid. He’s played by Matthew Gray Gubler who happens to be adorable and perfect. I mean, his favorite holiday is Halloween. It doesn’t get any better than that. But back to the character! Since he’s the youngest Agent, he’s not one to wear suits but settles for sweaters, corduroy, and typical dress pants. He is one to wear a tie on fairly regular basis though. I think it’s his little way of trying to look semi-professional.

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I think I did a pretty good job of pulling this together. The bag is similar in style to what he uses while traveling around the country with the FBI. As soon as I saw the top I knew it was perfect with the cute tie and then I went with a red button down sweater because I know he’s worn one pretty close to it on the show. He’s a young and simple guy, hence the Converse. I tried to find some accessories to go with it but nothing was really grabbing my attention. If I had to go with something, I’d probably find some cute book earrings on Etsy since he’s a reader.

Oh, did I mention he once attended a Doctor Who convention? In cosplay?

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You’re welcome.

5 Fandom Friday: My Must See List of Halloween Movies

I love a good horror or scary movie but these days, it’s getting harder to find them. Personally, I’m not into the “let’s saw them up” type of movies. I don’t mind gore and I even enjoyed the first “Saw” movie but then they just became these weird and unnecessarily violent films. That means more of my picks are probably going to be more on the thriller side of things!

1. The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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Jennifer Carpenter from “Dexter” stars as Emily Rose in this pretty creepy film. The imagery and movements used in this movie really add to the weird and creepy factor and Jennifer was great in her role. The story focuses on a court case that follows a failed exorcism, and leaves you with more questions than answers. Marvel Fun Fact: The director of “Emily Rose” is Scott Derrickson who’s been selected as the director of “Doctor Strange.”

2. The Silence of the Lambs

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This is probably one of my favorite movies and I’ll watch it anytime and anywhere. Seriously, I use to watch it on my ipod at the gym. The performances are outstanding and the way it was filmed/directed is something special. I think I own three copies of this because reasons.

3. The Craft

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Do I even need to explain why? How many of us watched this movie and then wanted to do spells and be witches? Exactly. It’s still hilarious to think that Lisbon from “The Mentalist” was a teenage witch. I wonder if she’s ever dressed like one on the show for Halloween? I’ll have to look into that!

4. The Ring

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Does it get any creepier than Samara climbing out of wells and TVs? I don’t think so. This is another one of those “mess with your head” type films. Instead of turning the lights off when you watch this one, maybe you just turn them down a bit.

5. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

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I’ve been known to argue over if this is a Halloween or Christmas movie but I’m in the camp that it’s both. Whenever this movie is on, I’ll watch it. I own numerous types of NBC goodies and just love Sally to death. Oh and who doesn’t love Zero? He’s adorable. I honestly love this movie to pieces and I’m ever thankful they didn’t try and make some weird ass sequel.

I could easily make this list 10 movies long if I wanted. I just love horror/scary/Halloween movies. I’d probably include Zodiac, Pet Sematary, Poltergeist, and The Woman in Black as well. Now it’s time to go and check out all the other Fandom 5 lists! Maybe I’ll find a new favorite movie!

New York Comic-Con: Sunday!

Yes, my group only attended NYCC for two days. It was a mix of time and money to be honest. We made the most of it though! After checking out of the hotel we once again made our way to the ferry. While we were waiting for everyone to board I noticed my con friend Dustin was boarding! We waved him down and he took a seat next to Manda and we chatted as we made our way over to NYC. It turns out he was heading to Times Square for a Captain America cosplay shoot! We said our goodbyes and then I headed off to the Javits with my group.

Sunday was all about Sleepy Hollow. This year NYCC started using wristbands and clearing the main panel room. I wasn’t sure what to think at first but it turned out to be pretty great! Once inside the center we headed to the Queue Hall to get our wristbands. It was a very easy and painless process. Each panel had its own row. You just simple found your panel, walked down the chute, and then waited to get your wristband. It maybe took 10-15 minutes if that. They had two people handing them out which moved things along. After that we headed off to check in with Michael in Artist Alley. I was able to pick up my sketch but the other two weren’t finished yet.

I’m honestly trying to remember what else I did before the panel but everything is running together! I met back up with Courtney who was nice enough to pick up the Marvel S.H.I.E.L.D/HYDRA messenger bag for me earlier in the week. Look how awesome it is!

Then as we were walking through Artist Alley my friend Irma flagged me down. She was going to be calling it a day soon and we had to make sure to get our annual NYCC photo! We’ve been friends for years and since she lives in Sweden, the only chance we get to talk in person is during NYCC. I wish I had more time to hangout with her but we did manage our photo!

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She’s an awesome person and has a really great web comic that everyone should read! I think after that I headed up to the floor with Court, but then lost track of her and met back up with Manda and Deidre who had found a spot to people watch and relax for a bit.

And I’ve already messed up my timeline! But it’s my post! Let’s go back to 11AM, that’s when I attended the special Marvel Unlimited Plus panel that’s for Level 7 clearance Agents only. It’s always a nice panel and they showed us some artwork for up coming comics but then, we got to see footage. We got to see an amazing clip for “Agent Carter” which will be coming to ABC in January. Then we saw a little teaser for the new “Guardians of the Galaxy” cartoon which will be hitting DisneyXD.

I’m super excited for it. But then, we got to see footage for “Ant-Man.” It was the same footage we were shown in Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con. It wasn’t anything too exciting but it was nice to see how it looked and see Ant-Man in action. After that though, we hit the jackpot as we were shown a trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” It was the same trailer from Hall H but being able to see it in a smaller room was amazing. I’ve been wanting to watch it again since July and on Sunday I was able to see it twice! When it finally hits guys, you’re going to flip out. I can’t wait for this movie.

OK, now back to afternoon-ish time. We finally grabbed something to eat in the Food Court and then headed off to get in line for Sleepy Hollow. Myself and Manda needed to use the restroom so Deidre went ahead and got in line. By the time we joined, we couldn’t really spot her but she was our forward Agent and was able to secure us some pretty awesome seats once we were allowed in. It was pretty great not having to waste a day waiting in line or in a room for a panel. As far as the panel goes, we saw the first half of the episode that aired on Monday which was pretty great. I wish it was the entire episode but they wanted time for Q&A. I mean, Orlando Jones needs to speak because he’s an angel and amazing.

After that we headed back to AA to pick up sketches and then grabbed an Uber and checked out Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. in Times Square. It was amazing! It’s a go at your own pace kind of thing but you get cool ID badges and you have to scan them at the different stations. They have the costumes from the movie on display as well and some really cool stuff to do! You can even control an Iron Man arm! I think it took us about an hour. If you find yourself in the area, check it out for sure. They said no photos which is why well, I have no photos. Then while waiting for another Uber, we ran into Brooklyn and Horse Cop!

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He was super awesome and let us pet Brooklyn (who’s from Maryland) and asked us questions about NYCC. We even chatted MCU with him. He was really nice and pretty funny. When we rode off in our ride he even turned around and waved to us. I think he appreciated the fact we were talking to him and not just using him for his horse. Then we took the ferry back to Jersey where we started our drive home. I think we pulled into my driveway around 11:30-Midnight.

And that ended our adventures for the weekend!

First Fraction And THEN Marvel!?

I don’t check Tumblr as much as I use to. I might kill a little time on it but normally I want until Melinda sends a high alert message. One thing that I do on a regular basis though is check the stats for this blog. It’s fun to see where traffic is coming from and I was surprised to see that on Wednesday I had over 100 hits! Now, the last time this happened was when Matt Fraction reblogged my Hawkeye tattoo. And guess what?

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Yup! He did it again! This time it’s not even a reblog! I know I’m fangirling here pretty hard but I can’t help myself. I’m surprised I kept it together when I met them. Chip even shared it too! I can’t express how awesome these two guys are. If you aren’t reading Sex Criminals I feel bad for you.

Then I’m going about my day on Thursday when Marvel puts out a new tweet for Costoberfest! If you don’t know what it is, they ask fans to submit cosplay photos and during the entire month of October they share them! I sent mine off right away but since they get a lot of emails, I wasn’t sure I’d make the cut. BUT I MADE THE CUT!

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There I am on their Tumblr page! You can see the photo on their Facebook too! Plus it turns out my Twitter friend Andrea made the cut as well! She’s the Kate Bishop!

I can’t even with all this! It’s very exciting if you couldn’t tell! Have you ever been featured on a website for anything? Let me know in the comments!